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Mima Ito and Jun Mizutani’s epic gold-medal win in the mixed doubles table tennis final at the Tokyo Games exposed cracks in the wall of dominant China and has also provided a perfect end to Mizutani’s career.

Ito, 20, and Mizutani, 32, stunned Chinese world champions Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen 4-3, having trailed by two games in a nerve-jangling contest, giving Japan its first ever table tennis gold at an Olympics.

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